Pair of bronze and marble figural ‘Chinamen’ Candlesticks

Pair of bronze and marble figural ‘Chinamen’ Candlesticks

Pair of bronze and marble figural ‘Chinamen’ Candlesticks

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Pair of bronze and marble figural ‘Chinamen’ Candlesticks:
the black bronzed figures turning toward each other and bearing single candle branches; standing on cylindrical white marble socles and black marble bases; with gilded mounts and decorative chain festoon with tear-drop pendant. Circa 1820 and restored.

Height:15"-38.0cm
Width:4"-10.5cm
Glossary Words

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

chinoiserie

Design inspired by Chinese motifs and shapes.

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